The feud between President Trump and Sen. Bob Corker reignited on Tuesday ahead of the president’s high-stakes meeting with Senate Republicans on taxes.
The fight began when Corker offered a litany of criticisms directed toward Trump in a morning interview on NBC’s “Today.” The two then battled over Twitter, with Trump accusing the Tennessee Republican of trying to stymie his agenda after Corker said Trump should stay out of the tax-overhaul effort on Capitol Hill.
In an interview with CNN in a Senate hallway shortly after the tweets, Corker escalated his criticism, calling Trump a serial liar, saying he regretted supporting him for president, accusing him of debasing the country and refusing to say whether he trusted Trump with the U.S. nuclear codes.
“Unfortunately I think world leaders are very aware that much of what he says are untrue,” he told CNN’s Manu Raju. “I don’t know why he lowers himself to such a low standard. It debases our country.”
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